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Worries about heatwave fires forces natural park closures across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

FEARS of forest fires with temperatures tipped to easily exceed 40 degrees has forced most of the natural parks in the Valencian Community to...

Police swoop on ‘very violent’ Benidorm area drugs gang on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional have brought down what they called a 'very violent' Benidorm area drugs gang. The criminals grew marijuana and sold it across the...

Unique recycling system will process 45,000 discarded mattresses from Costa Blanca town in Spain

A ten-year accumulation of old bed mattresses is being removed from Santa Pola's eco-park and taken to Europe's only plant dedicated to mattress recycling. Over...

Costa Blanca rescue in Spain sees two boys saved from drifting out to sea on windsurfer

A Denia police patrol boat rescued two boys on Wednesday who were drifting out to sea on a windsurfer. The youngsters had one oar and...

Drunk lorry driver zigzags for 30 kilometres on Costa Blanca motorway in Spain

A drunk lorry driver kept veering his vehicle between lanes for 30 kilometres on two Costa Blanca motorways. When he was pulled over by the...

British man loses attempted murder appeal after brutally stabbing ex-girlfriend at her Costa Blanca home in Spain

A British man has lost a Valencian Supreme Court appeal over an attempted murder conviction that saw him jailed last year for 15 years. William...

Bars and restaurants in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas get best ‘sustainability’ ratings of Spain’s coastal regions

VALENCIAN Community hospitality businesses lead Spain's coastal regions when it comes to sustainability. The findings come in a survey compiled by non-profit recycling entity Ecovidrio. Ecovidrio...

Elaborate disguise can’t stop Costa Blanca arrest of one of Spain’s ‘Most Wanted’ criminals

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a fugitive child sex abuser who was on their list of Spain's Most Wanted criminals. Diego Dario Gonzalez Ghersi was...

Illegal Mediterranean tortoise breeding farm closed down on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN illegal Mediterranean tortoise hatchery at an Elche finca has been shut down by the Guardia Civil. 27 animals have been removed by the Guardia's...

Teenage girl claims two-day kidnapping and sex assault ordeal after ‘needle spiking’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A teenage girl claims she was kidnapped by two men at a northern Alicante Province beach and held in a house for two days...

Benidorm spending over €1 million on ‘low emissions’ zone close to popular beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK on creating a Low Emissions Pedestrian Zone(ZBE) on a busy Benidorm street will start in a few weeks time. The €1.2 million project on...

Costa Blanca couple spitefully posted woman’s details on dating website in Spain

A couple have been arrested in Alicante for taking their dispute with a woman too far when they posted her details on a dating...

New upmarket marina on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets go-ahead after 20-month delay

CONSTRUCTION of Calpe's brand new marina could start 'in months' after the Coastal Authority gave the go-ahead for the project. Work on Marina PortBlanc should...

Businessman wins retrial bid after getting 36 years in prison for raping nanny at Costa Blanca villa in Spain

THE Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of a Kuwaiti businessman who was convicted of raping his children's nanny three times at his Calpe...

Ukrainian refugees bound and gagged in Benidorm house robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A violent Ukrainian robbery gang who targeted fellow compatriots, including refugees from the current war, has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. Four people were...

Rags to riches as Costa Blanca street beggar scoops €1.2 million lottery jackpot in Spain

AN Alicante beggar has scooped a life-changing €1.2 million first prize in the Bonoloto lottery. The woman bought her ticket from a tobacconist on Avenida...

British tourist in Benidorm has expensive watch stolen during football con on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A British tourist in Benidorm had his €13,000 watch stolen after two men pretended to have a street argument about football. The holidaymaker identified one...

Benidorm pensioners get electricity bill discount on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council is offering pensioners in the city a discount of at least €50 on electricity bills. A €300,000 fund has been created and applications...

Fresh demand for priceless 2,400 year-old statue to return to Costa Blanca city in Spain

ELCHE council has made a fresh appeal to the Ministry of Culture and the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid to return the 'Lady of...

Property prices in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca continue to be highest in Valencia region

JAVEA has kept its long-standing place for having the highest property prices in the Valencian Community. Prospective house buyers will have to pay €721,003 on...

Police smash Costa Blanca drugs gang who exported narcotics out of Spain

A Costa Blanca-based drugs gang has been brought down in a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional. Four men and two women...

Picturesque Costa Blanca town centre in Spain starts keeping cars out

PARTS of Pego's old town have become a vehicle-free zone for visitors with new rules being phased in. Access is currently restricted on a Thursday...

Metal detectors banned from wedding ring search on Costa Blanca beach in Spain

DETECTORISTS have criticised a ban from a Costa Blanca council on looking for a missing wedding ring on a beach with a metal detector. A...

Ukrainians almost overhaul British as largest foreign group in multi-national city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE number of registered Ukrainians has increased substantially in Torrevieja since the start of the year, due to Russia's invasion of the country in...

Thieves fake ID cards unmask home jewellery robberies in Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing jewellery from homes in Cartagena, Elche and Petrer as well as much further afield in...

Family in sea rescue after pleasure boat capsizes off Costa Blanca in Spain

A family of seven was rescued after their pleasure boat overturned a mile off Santa Pola in Alicante Province. The Guardia Civil's patrol boat, Rio...

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